Tongue in Cheeks

Views from the Outside

That in her natural state, she’s a hairy, burly, butch woman! Could it be? A lesbian revealed at last?
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Kill your heroes

Views from the Outside

From the perspective of many fans, racism and general cruelty of humankind seemed to make Jackson a target.
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To infinity and beyond

But, I told myself, if Thor could handle having to battle the Hulk on a trash planet, I could handle UC Berkeley. And so I did. I closed out my mostly joyful, occasionally thorny freshman year at Cal, feeling like a newly-minted adult.
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Telling my story

Views from the Outside

And in comedy, self-deprecation has to be the excess of self-awareness in order for it to be successful, and I was always a glutton.
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Ursula’s Eulogy

I think of your appearance: A big woman, gaudy for your bright makeup, which sat as an alarm against your deep purple skin.
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Mi vida con Frida

Cutting Room Floor

I imagined that Frida was a woman who grappled with the same identity struggle that I had been toying with my entire life.
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Music to my qu-ears

At nearly every moment in my life, music has been the water and the sunlight and the rich soil that sprouted this anxiety-riddled mess of a songstress. Music wove itself into my life, secured by all these little lessons I taught myself.
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Golden coins

So here I am, a few days before my 21st birthday, demanding myself to incorporate art into my day and honestly, it’s exhausting. But yesterday, when I arrived at Slim’s and Ezra Collective started dancing on the stage for us, I rediscovered what Balmeo had been saying this whole time.
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